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Galloway Township Public Schools. “Where Children and Learning Come First”. Photo courtesy of the U.S. Geological Survey. Galloway Township covers approximately 90.36 square miles of Southern New Jersey and is estimated to have 29,099 residents as of the year 2000.

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Galloway Township Public Schools

“Where Children and Learning Come First”

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Photo courtesy of the U.S. Geological Survey

Galloway Township covers approximately 90.36 square miles of Southern New Jersey and is estimated to have 29,099 residents as of the year 2000.

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The Galloway Township Public School District...

  • consists of 9 schools
  • serves children from pre-school through 8th grade
  • educates a total of 4,165 students
  • busses approximately 85% of its students
  • sends its graduating 8th graders to the Greater Egg Harbor Regional High School District for secondary education
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Mr. Ernest Huggard, President CPA, Banker

Ms. Kathleen Huenke Physical Therapist, Special Services

Mr. Robert Iannacone Retired Construction Manager

Mr. Richard Dase Furniture Installer

Mr. John Knorr County School Business Adm.

Ms. Vicki Hood Legal Secretary

Galloway Township Board of Education 2002-03

Mr. George Schwenger, Vice President Retired from Bell Atlantic

Mr. Robert Criss Retired Teacher

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Mr. Richard Garbutt Union Carpenter

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The Galloway Township Board of Education is a nine member group of volunteers working for the best educational experience for our young people.

They meet on the third and fourth Monday of every month at 7:00pm in the Galloway Township Middle School cafetorium.

Throughout the year, the Board conducts special meetings to set goals for the district that are in the best interest of children.

belief statements
Belief Statements:
  • We believe in high expectations for all students based on an individual student’s potential
  • We believe our children will be provided with equal opportunity to learn in a safe environment where they feel they belong
  • We believe the educational community and our schools will be dynamic, forward thinking and open-minded to explore new opportunities focused on keeping our schools on the cutting edge of education
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We believe that the future success of our schools and the education of our children is a shared responsibility among the school, the home, and the entire community
  • We believe our diversity must be embraced for the benefit of enriching our students’ experiences and the overall educational program
  • We believe in the continuous improvement of our schools through high quality professional development opportunities for school staff
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Galloway Township Public Schools

Mission Statement:

Galloway Township Public Schools, a diverse and progressive district, unifies educators, families, and community to provide a safe, challenging learning environment for all children to develop and succeed.

2002 2003 school year district goals
2002-2003 School YearDistrict Goals
  • Strengthen community involvement in support of and knowledge about the Galloway Township Schools
  • Continue to identify and obtain land for future growth in Galloway Township
  • Complete deregionalization study
  • To expand the learning process through the use of technology
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Arthur Rann Elementary School re-opened in September 2000

Principal: John Gibson Assistant Principal: Bonnie Graves Grades 1 - 6, 610 students

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Cologne Elementary School built: 1930

Principal: Sharon Kurtz Grades 1 - 4, 158 students

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Galloway Township Middle School built: 1999

Principal: Robin Moore Assistant Principals: Karen D’Avino and Fred Hair Grades 7 & 8, 983 students

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Oceanville Kindergarten Center re-opened in September 2000

Principal: Nancy Kreischer 162 Kindergarten students

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Pomona Kindergarten Center built: 1935

Principal: Nancy Kreischer 191 Kindergarten students

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Reeds Road Elementary School built:1988

Principal: William B. Zipparo, Ed.D. Assistant Principal: Melissa Wilson Grades 1 - 6, 582 students

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Roland Rogers School Elementary School built: 1991

Principal: Michele Lerman Assistant Principal: Linda Thomas Grades 1 - 6, 566 students

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Smithville Elementary School built: 1991

Principal: Kathie Hathaway, Ed.D. Assistant Principal: Arthur Tubbs Grades 1 - 6, & pre-school, 649 students

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South Egg Harbor Elementary School built: 1953

Principal: Sharon Kurtz Grades 1 - 4, 74 students

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DID YOU KNOW?...

  • The Galloway Township Public School District is the largest K-8 school district in Atlantic, Cape May, Cumberland, and Salem Counties.
  • Galloway Township is one of the fifteen largest K-8 districts in the entire state.
  • Galloway Township is also one of the fastest growing school systems in the state with the potential to reach 5,000+ students within 5 years.
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Residential growth in Galloway Township is expected to continue to be much greater than experienced at the county level.

By 2015, Galloway Township is projected to be the most populous municipality in Atlantic County.

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Actual and Estimated Populations for Galloway Township from 1970 - 2025

Source: Statistical Forecasting, Inc.: March 2001

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STUDENT ENROLLMENT

WATCH US GROW!

Source: Statistical Forecasting, Inc.: March 2001

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TAX LEVY & CORRESPONDING ENROLLMENT

Total tax increase over a seven year period in Galloway is 6.2 cents OR 5.5%

Enrollment over that same period increased by 27%

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Our school district’s majorEDUCATIONAL PRIORITYisto Continually Improve Student Achievement & Performance through:
  • Ongoing review of curriculum, materials, and programs
  • Continually identifying “best practices” / research based instructional strategies
  • Offering early intervention programs, particularly in reading
  • Providing district, school, and teacher based staff development
  • Increasing technology integration as a teaching & learning tool
  • Maintaining a reasonable class size throughout the district
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Elementary School Proficiency Assessment

(ESPA)

2000 – 2002

Language Arts Literacy

Mathematics

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Galloway Township Public Schools

Grade Eight Proficiency Assessment

(GEPA)

Language Arts Literacy

Mathematics

Science

meeting the standard of excellence
Meeting the Standard of Excellence
  • NJSSI Partnership with Rowan in Mathematics and Science
  • Balanced Literacy/Reading and Writing Workshop approaches
  • Enrichment & Intervention Programs
  • Increased articulation – within and among district schools; with Absegami & GEHRSD/constituents; with Stockton & other county schools
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Our students speak approximately

32

languages at home

Yiddish

Urdu

Spanish

Hindi

Cantonese

Greek

French

English isn’t the only language that our students speak...

Korean

Vietnamese

Arabic

Turkish

Italian

Japanese

Gujarati

Creole

Albanian

staff development
Staff Development
  • Staff development days aligned with district goals and individual teacher professional improvement plans
  • Novice Teacher Training Program
  • Teacher Evaluation Review & Planning Committee
special education
Educate 515 students through various full and part time programs and related services

Programs now include Auditorily Impaired class and Extended School Year Program

Work under NJ Administrative Code for special education

Completed an extensive monitoring process through the state department during 2001-02 school year

Received approval from the county office for our corrective action plan.

Special Education
technology integration
Technology Integration
  • Expansion and upgrading of computers across the district
  • Total 1400 units in operation; 1250 have Internet access; 18 file servers in operation
  • Grades 4-8 classrooms have an average of 5-6 computers, plus a teacher workstation
  • Grade 3 averages 2 units plus a teacher workstation
  • Grades K-2 have a teacher workstation
  • Distance learning in use at GTMS; Roland and Reeds have capabilities and beginning use; services are being expanded to all district schools
  • Sixth grade Technology Initiative District-wide
  • eBoards pilot project to enhance home-school communication
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Schools and staff members submit budget requests

Administration prepares a draft budget presentation for the Board of Education

Board of Education conducts budget workshop meetings with public input in the following areas:

Understanding the Budget Process

  • Curriculum and Instruction
  • Personnel
  • Facilities
  • Transportation

THEN...

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Board of Education approves budget for submission to the County Superintendent

County Superintendent reviews for statutory compliance and educational adequacy

Board of Education conducts formal budget hearing

School Board Elections and Budget voted on in April

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Galloway Township School District spends well within the state recommended range for per pupil expenditures for K-8 school district

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UNDERSTANDING YOUR LOCAL SCHOOL BUDGET

2002 - 2003 School Year

What is a “CAP”?

  • State sets a “CAP”, or limit, on how much a school district can increase its budget from one school year to the next
  • Spending to CAP is permitted under the CEIFA funding law
  • The CAP can be expanded due to the following circumstances:
    • unusual enrollment growth
    • increased transportation costs
    • capital outlay projects
    • extraordinary special education costs
  • The CAP serves as a means to protect local taxpayers

Based on “CAP”, our district’s budget was permitted to grow to: $37,166,034, which includes special purpose Federal Funds

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The New Jersey Saver program helps offset the school taxes homeowners pay on the first $45,000 of assessed value on their homes - providing, in effect, an average discount of one-third.

Average homeowners receive $600 every year

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We are proud of our many programs, events, “best practices” and successes around the district…

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Project M.O.T.I.O.N. (Moving Our Technology Into Our Neighborhoods), provides basic computer training for a nominal fee for Galloway residents, and is free of charge to residents 55 and older. Lessons include File Management, Microsoft Word, Excel, and E-mail and Internet search techniques.

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Galloway Township Middle School principal Annette Giaquinto is honored by the State Department of Education with the 2001 New Jersey Principal of the Year “Award for Visionary Leadership”.

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Reeds Road Elementary School was named a New Jersey Star School of Excellence by the State Department of Education

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The Pre-school Inclusion Program, housed at the Smithville Elementary School, combines disabled children with non-disabled children to provide a comfortable classroom environment.

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We honored South Egg Harbor teacher Missy Moore at the October 21, 2002 Board of Education meeting for her selection as Atlantic County Teacher of the Year 2002

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At Arthur Rann, new playground equipment was installed thanks to the hard work of the PTA and a donation from Tropicana. On the right, Glen Eric, a former Arthur Rann student, came back to the school to play some favorite tunes with his band.

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Cologne remembered the events of September 11 with a moment of silence for our fallen heroes, and the Pledge of Allegiance and singing of the National Anthem with the entire school. During the month of December, the staff and students will be collecting money for “Coins from the Heart”—a donation for needy families in the school during the holidays.

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Our middle school students collected over 400 cans, boxes and bags of food and over 50 turkeys to donate to the Food Bank of South Jersey during the month of November.

Here, Officer Huenke is surrounded by students from Mr. Evans’ class. Officer Huenke is part of the School Resource Officer Program at GTMS.

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Students from Oceanville Kindergarten Center spent a day in October visiting, singing, and playing games with residents of Senior Care in Galloway Township.

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Students from Pomona Kindergarten Center participated in the “Harvest Festival” that the teachers prepared. Staff members were dressed as Native Americans and Pilgrims, and treated students to stories and songs, and taught students how to make cornbread and butter to go along with it.

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Students and staff from Reeds Road Elementary School collected games, small toys, candy, food and other “comfort items” for the troops stationed overseas. Representatives from the Red Cross picked up the donation and shipped it to the soldiers along with letters and poems that the students had written.

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Roland Rogers students were visited by a Coast Guard helicopter in October. Pilots and rescuers answered questions about their jobs and showed students the equipment they use to make rescues.

Here, Dave Evans dons his “Deputy Mayor” hat to speak to Roland’s fourth grade unit about local government. This was a culmination of the unit’s study of local, state and federal government in the U.S.

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After studying the Old West era of American History, third grade students from Smithville Elementary School participated in “Westward Ho!”, where they could apply what they learned. They made toys, panned for gold, played games and heard stories about heroes of the time.

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Students from South Egg Harbor signed their names to postcards stating that they were “Younger But Wiser”, and vowed to stay drug and alcohol-free. These cards were then sent to middle school students during Red Ribbon Week (Red Ribbon Week is part of a nation-wide program to Keep Kids Off Drugs)

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Galloway Township...

A Moving School District

“Where Children & Learning Come First”